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2008 OCTOBER 8 - OCTOBER 14


Do not shift burden of failure of casino capitalism onto ordinary people
In a TV interview on an ASAHI NEWSTAR program aired on October 10, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo commented on the recent worldwide financial crisis triggered by the failure of Lehman Brothers.

Is DPJ backing off from confronting LDP for the sake of early election?
The Democratic Party of Japan apparently favors the earliest possible dissolution of the House of Representatives for a general election in order to avoid engaging in discussions on ways to ease hardships among the general public.

JCP Shii comments on removal of North Korea from U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo said, gThe JCP strongly hopes that this latest move will help the Six-Party Talks to implement the agreements to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and will encourage North Korea to completely give up its nuclear programs.h

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FINANCIAL CRISIS
Do not shift burden of failure of casino capitalism onto ordinary people?ASAHI NEWSTAR interview with JCP Chair Shii Kazuo

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WORKERSf RIGHTS
JCP Shii calls for drastic revision of the Worker Dispatch Law
Shii exposes Toyotafs evasion of law to use temporary workers as long as it can

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BUDGET
JCP votes against supplementary budget in Lower House
Reduce military budget to fund social services: Akahata editorial

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POLITICS
JCP Kokuta criticizes DPJ for putting party interests first
Is DPJ backing off from confronting LDP for the sake of early election?
Aso: War dead enshrined at Yasukuni are divine souls

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PENSION
Government must take responsibility for falsified pension record scandal

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NORTH KOREA
JCP Shii comments on removal of North Korea from U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism

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AFGHAN WAR
Make every effort to achieve peace in Afghanistan: Akahata editorial
DPJ makes about-face with general election in mind
Ruling parties and opposition DPJ agree to put the bill to extend SDF operation in the Indian Ocean to vote on Oct. 20

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OKINAWA
Okinawa Prefectural Assembly refuses to fund pro-U.S. base governorfs trip to U.S.

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GENSUIKYO
U.N. official says civic societyfs participation is important for abolishing nuclear weapons
Gensuikyo visits Egypt and Norway permanent missions
Gensuikyo calls for anti-nuclear weapons signatures at anti-war rally in Boston

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NOBEL PRIZE
Nobel prize-winners are reminder of the importance of statefs role in assisting basic studies: Akahata editorial

 



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